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Tech and Devices Converge

Tech and Devices Converge
We have all become so accustomed to the immediate gratification of the Internet; we can’t live without it at our fingertips. This desire to have all the data offered by the Internet on hand at any time, any place has led to the development of the next generation in web access: mobile devices. Mobi... More »

Burn-to-DVD

Burn-to-DVD
Recently, XBIZ World magazine asked a group of industry leaders, "Do you think that burn-to-DVD is the next killer app for the adult industry?" Here's what they had to say: "I don't really have a straight answer since it depends on how fast technology advances. I think it will do really w... More »

Going Public

Going Public
From computer technology to pharmaceuticals to fast food, publicly traded stock is the norm for a wide variety of industries. But there is one industry in which publicly traded stocks are the exception instead of the rule: adult entertainment. Erotica providers are not absent from Wall Street alt... More »

Customer Service Strategies

Customer Service Strategies
Dealing with irate, grumpy and abusive customers is a fact of life for any business owner, but adult webmasters tend to get more than their fair share of them. "While the customer may be king, in this business, more than most, the average customer can be a royal pain in the ass," Jane Duvall of J... More »

More Than a Decoration

More Than a Decoration
What are the company logos that you remember the most? As you are about to design your corporate identity, take a look around and notice the logos that are all around us. Most of the time, they are very simple icons. Sometimes they graphically represent exactly what the company does, but others are ... More »

HotMovies Fans the Flames

HotMovies Fans the Flames
In just three years, HotMovies.com has become a dominant force in the adult video-on-demand space, and its current efforts to generate visibility in the mainstream press could be securing an even stronger position as the market for broadband and adult VOD continues to heat up. In March, Business ... More »

The Bettie Page Revival: 2

The Bettie Page Revival: 2
In part one, we began our look at "The Notorious Bettie Page" and her ongoing popularity and influence. In this conclusion, we'll look at the Klaw connection, societal attitudes, the Sex Queens and beyond: The Klaw Connection One of the reasons that fetishists and BDSM practitioners hold Page in... More »

The Bettie Page Revival: 1

The Bettie Page Revival: 1
April marked two major events in the life of 1950s erotica queen Bettie Page. On April 22, the 1950s pinup model/burlesque star celebrated her 83rd birthday, and April 14 was the U.S. release of "The Notorious Bettie Page," a 91-minute mainstream film starring actress Gretchen Mol as Page and direct... More »

Beyond the DVD

Beyond the DVD
If the grimy storefront in the red-light district carrying nothing but movies and stroke books is the stereotype of adult emporia from the past, the well-lighted, carpeted shop with an open floor plan is rapidly becoming the template for adult entertainment stores of the 21st century. Up front is ... More »

On Location

On Location
Idyllic waterfalls surrounded by colorful birds, lush water gardens teeming with reptiles, a backdrop of panoramic cityscapes — all of these visual enhancements to an adult film are available on location. But at what cost? And are they worth it? "Everyone desires to shoot in an exotic locati... More »

LEGAL PERSPECTIVES

The Skinny on the New DMCA Requirement

The requirements under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) have changed, but the sky is not falling. We have, even as a law firm, been hit with an unbelievable amount of spam sent out by law firms... More »

2017 Outlook: Legal Matters Around the Corner

The adult entertainment business’ legal community recently weighed in the top issues that companies and the industry, as a whole, should be concerned about. XBIZ asked industry attorneys to discuss... More »

Fraudulent Brazilian Trademark Registrations Running Rampant

Although you might not think often about protecting your trademark rights in Brazil, you need to — even if you don’t yet have a single Brazilian customer. Scammers are constantly looking for... More »
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